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August 1, 2017 Primary Election

City Council Position 8

Teresa Mosqueda

P.O. Box 20655
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 550-6556
info@teamteresa.org
www.teamteresa.org

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Written Voters' Guide Statement

In Seattle, we are proud of our progressive values and thriving economy, but too many are left out of our prosperity. I am running for Seattle City Council to ensure everyone can afford to live, work, and retire in the city they call home.

I’ve dedicated my life—in healthcare, child advocacy, and the labor movement—to creating healthy communities. That requires an economy that works for all, not just the wealthy few. I’ll fight for ALL Seattle residents as your Councilmember.

I have spent my career working to promote the wellbeing of families and seniors; fighting for good living wage jobs and retirement security; drafting and leading the state’s minimum wage and sick leave Initiative 1433; and implementing Medicaid expansion and healthcare for all kids.

This is how I lead—by bringing people together, creating broad coalitions to solve issues, and including those who are often left out of the decision-making process.

Together, we can create affordable housing and provide needed services for the homeless. I will champion community-driven development to create the affordable housing we need now for low- and middle-income families. We can turn developable land into affordable homes, with affordable retail and community facilities. I’ll pursue “Housing First” homelessness reforms for more shelters and permanent supportive housing, coupled with increased access to mental health, addiction treatment, and case management services.

We can improve public safety, transit, and commutes by working to accelerate state and local investments on critical infrastructure, target new sidewalks to improve safe routes to school and commerce, and create more housing and childcare options closer to jobs and transit centers.

In these trying times, we can protect our environment, workers’ rights, immigrants, our LGBTQ communities, and healthcare for women. In Seattle, I’ll advance affordable childcare, family leave, equal pay, affordable housing, and protect our public health.

I am a third-generation Mexican-American, the daughter of educators and activists who taught me to work for social justice. I would be the only renter on the City Council. With your support, I will work every day to represent you.

Proudly Endorsed: Attorney General Bob Ferguson; US Representative Pramila Jayapal; Executive Dow Constantine; City Councilmembers Sally Bagshaw, Lorena González, and Rob Johnson; former Executive Ron Sims; King County Central Labor Council; Seattle Firefighters; Seattle Education Association; Sierra Club; National Women’s Political Caucus; 32nd, 34th, 36th, 37th, 46th District and King County Democrats; and many others!

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